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Dubai orders $327m highway expansion


Dubai government has approved a $327 million (Dh1.2 billion) highway expansion project that will ease traffic between Dubai and Abu Dhabi while easing traffic movements near Dubai Expo and Dubai South region where the world’s largest greenfield airport with a design capacity to handle 160 million passengers annually is being built.

 The Al Yalayis and Al Asayel roads are designed to enhance links between Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the awarding of two contracts worth Dh1.2 billion for roads designed to improve traffic flow from Abu Dhabi.

The Al Yalayis and Al Asayel roads are designed to enhance links between Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and support the movement of goods to and from Jebel Ali Port.

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority’s Director General Chairman Matter Al Tayler said construction work would start immediately.

The work will seek to boost the capacity of Al Yalayis Road to almost 10,000 VPH (vehicles per hour) per direction and cut the transit time between the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to as low as 4 mins, he added.

“The project to construct the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road will cost Dh393 million. It encompasses the construction of a four-lane bridge branching out of Al Yalayis Road into two bridges of two lanes each,” Al Tayler explained.

“The 1st one is bound for Abu Dhabi and the other one leads to Dubai Road and from there to Jebel Ali Free Zone and Port. It also includes improving the right-side turn to offer three lanes stretching out of Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Yalayis Road in the East, and two lanes from Al Yalayis Road to Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai.”

Other work includes two lanes in the direction of Sheikh Zayed road and on to Dual Road and 2 lanes from Dual to Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Abu Dhabi. There will also be improvements to Gates 1 and 2 of Jebel Ali Port, and the construction of another bridge of 2 lanes to serve the inbound traffic from Dual Street in Jebel Free Zone and Port crossing over Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Asayel Road will extend 5km to link with JAFZA, Jumeirah Islands, and Emirates Hills. The  cost of the two roads is Dh792 million. 

 

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